April 24, 2012
STORRS, Conn. – The University of Connecticut baseball team allowed six runs over the first two innings in an eventual 7-1 loss to Bryant at J.O. Christian Field, Tuesday afternoon. The Huskies fell to 23-18 overall, while the Bulldogs lifted their record to 26-15.
Freshman lefty Jared Dettmann (Somerset, Wis.) lasted just 1.2 innings in the start for UConn and surrendered six runs on four hits and three walks to drop to 2-1 on the season. Senior righty Brian O’Neil (2-2) earned the win, scattering six hits and three walks, while allowing one unearned run in 5.2 innings of work.
The Connecticut bullpen combined for 7.1 innings and gave up just one run on nine hits and two walks. Redshirt-freshman David Mahoney (Colchester, Conn.) went the longest, 3.1 innings, allowing one run on seven hits.
The Bulldogs outhit the Huskies 13-6 for the game. Junior shortstop Dan Muscatello went 3-3 with two runs scored and made several stellar plays on the infield, including a diving stab of a line drive to start a double play, ending a first and second with one out threat by UConn in the bottom of the first. Freshman third baseman John Mullen went 2-5 with three RBI in the clean-up role.
For UConn, redshirt-junior center fielder Billy Ferriter (Nashua, N.H.) recorded the only multi-hit game for the Huskies by going 2-5.
The Huskies return to action for a crucial BIG EAST series at Louisville, beginning Friday at 3:00 pm.